What is God mode in Windows & Is it useful?

What is God mode?

God mode is a shortcut that lists all Control Panel items in Windows grouped by Control Panel categories. 

God Mode in Windows

Is God mode Useful?

While it is not a new functionality it is nice to have a list of all Settings in a single list and was somewhat useful atleast until Windows 10 came. Windows 10 started migrating all Settings to a new Settings app and Control Panel is loosing panel after panel with each update.

The God Mode does not include settings from the new Settings app. So it is also becoming less relevant with each update cycle.

How to access God mode?

  • Login into a user with Administrator access.
  • Create a new folder anywhere.
  • Rename to new folder to "GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}" and save it.
  • The folder icon will now change to a Control Panel icon and opening it will open the God mode.